Ladybird explosion on the way!
My garden is teeming with ladybird larva. Watch out aphids!
I haven't ever seen the larvae in my garden but I do have a few little ladybirds already, bady needed, lots of aphids on some plants, particularly the roses
No ladybirds here yet but I have found that brushing the aphids off my roses with an old fence paint brush is working a treat!
I also use a paint brush on aphids. Apparently even if they break one leg they are unable to survive, so you don’t have to squash them hard.